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Showers and lockers in Westminster

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 22:43
Pretty sure there are showers at Victoria. Also Queen Mothers Sports Centre on Vauxhall Bridge rd, few mins walk from Victoria. Pool, gym etc

What your idea for a great race memento?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 00:08
RunThrough did fab Womble and tennis medals for their wimbledon common half marathon series last year so don't think they would appreciate you doing same. Although no reason why not I suppose just doesn't seem right though.
A female cut tech shirt would be bloody marvellous

Authotics and probation shoes

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 15:25
I have mild support shoes and my podiatrist (NHS) did my orthotics to wear with them. Don't think there are hard and fast rules just whatever works for you

7 year old running

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 07:27
Are you saying he is overweight? At age 7 this is a much more serious problem then his running style. Be honest with yourself - a healthy diet? Really? Take control of his diet now while you still can and he will learn good eating habits for life.

Dropping from Podium

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 07:17
When I turned 50 I found myself in a new age category (usually) with less competition (usually). I actually came first in my age category in a local race, unthinkable a few years ago. Take time to be proud of your achievements, for some of us the podium has already been packed away by the time we finish!

Running after breast cancer

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:04
Hi G, sorry you are having to go through all this too. No of course you don't sound like a diva. just to update - I had implant reconstruction using expander implants, had the permanent implants put in February 2012, exactly a year after my mastectomies. I was nearly back to full fitness by then, had about 3 weeks out after surgery then started running again. The implants haven't made any difference at all to my running I just have to wear a really supportive sports bra.
Your surgeon and breast care nurse should be able to advise you in my experience mine were pretty pleased that I wanted to get back to regular exercise. Have they suggested reconstruction options? The implants were the best for me because of my size and shape but different things suit different people. Make sure they know how important running is to you it was enormously important to me and really helped me get through the whole thing.
Since cancer I've run two London marathons, and 5 halfs this year alone, and best of all I am nearly 4 years cancer free - touch wood. Good luck, you will get there.

The good old days

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:47
I always had a completely irrational dislike of playgrounds when my children were small - climbing on stuff, swinging on stuff, spinning round and round on stuff - to me they were an accident waiting to happen - much happier when they were out in the park climbing trees and stuff!
oh and the high slide with the 'undulation' - didn't anyone else call it the Banana slide? Sounds so funny now but that's all it was ever known as in my neck of the woods

Race Day Breakfasts

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 20:41
Honey and blueberries. And made with water not milk. Just add a splash of milk to serve (cools it down). Yum

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon April 2015

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:18
Hi liz check the 'Events' tab above there are plenty of reviews and a thread for last year's race which will give you a feel for what to expect

Personal Safety for Female Runners

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:26
I've done the survey, but do wonder if there's a bit of a myth that lone female runners are somehow putting themselves in grave danger of something or other. Would be interesting to see how male responders answered the same qs.
In 10 years of mostly solo running I've never felt the slightest bit threatened - literally not once. Maybe I'm just lucky (or too old and ugly to attract much interest!)
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